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  • French Salon Culture Analysis

    decline of the Baroque and advent of the Rococo. Prior to this transformation, France was ruled by the absolutist monarch Louis XIV, who used the extravagant style of the Baroque to reflect his absolute power – demonstrated most prominently through the Palace of Versailles. The King’s “large-scale royal work projects” nearly bankrupted the nation and characterized the Baroque as “a period of austerity and solemnity marked by an etiquette which verged on the liturgical.” Following the death of Louis XIV in 1715, his great-grandson Louis XV claimed the throne, and established a new pleasure-seeking lifestyle through the innovative style of the…

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  • Ecstasy Of St. Theresa Analysis

    “The Swing” vs. “Ecstasy of St. Theresa” Fragonard’s “The Swing,” from the Rococo period, and Bernini’s “Ecstasy of St. Theresa,” from the Italian Baroque, are two works of art that employ a lavish visual aesthetic that many viewers, as well as artists, of their time were unable to comprehend. Both pieces are so visually stimulating, and detail oriented. They draw the viewer to the piece without flaw, and allow for a very pleasant representation of the artistic era they embody. Both…

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  • Essay On Baroque Painting

    William Hogarth was an observer of human behavior and painted life around him. This Rococo style painting created in 1743 is similar to the painting of the couples dancing. It shows a chaotic area all messy from looks to be from having other people over, and there is a guy that looks to be passed out tired from what happened but if you closely look his eyes are open. The woman seems to be stretching from a tiresome day with her eyes closed. There is another person in the other room looks to be…

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  • Pride And Prejudice Lighting Analysis

    Pride and Prejudice was written during the Georgian Era. This time there was little artificial lighting and structures were made in a way where natural light was meant to light up the whole room. The lighting in the film used a combination of lighting that attempted to make the film seem like an authentic representation of the time that the story took place. The scene at the very beginning when they are discussing the arrival of Mr. Bingley is a great example of lighting indicative of the…

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  • Relationship Between The Arts And The Growing Body Of Scientific Knowledge

    Baroque, and Rococo. This essay will also explain the ways how different artists during the period of Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo used new scientific knowledge when creating their art work. Baroque period was the period where there were some disagreement between the Catholics and the Protestants. The main reason why Protestants were disagreeing with the Catholics was because, these people had believed that they were violating some rules and regulation concerning human being as written…

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  • Élisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun Analysis

    they are associated with. Women’s and human rights have been some of the most prevalent issues throughout history, and continue to be today. Artists tended to create artwork that reflected the issues, or attempted to serve as a positive distraction from them. Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun was a pioneer for female artists of today, and a great amount of her pieces were centered around the French monarchy. Her work was a balance between Rococo…

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  • Neoclassical Vs Neoclassicism

    The Rococo artistic style of the 18th century greatly reflected the leisure and extravagance of the reigning aristocracy of France, so much as to where many Rococo paintings exhibited the excess of such wealthy lifestyles. The advent of the Enlightenment, however, challenged the existence of the ruling class through its focus on the sovereignty of the individual. The philosophy of the Enlightenment eventually led to the French Revolution, which ousted the ruling aristocracy and in return created…

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  • Handmade Living In The 18th Century

    Manufacturing fine, patterns, pearls and luxurious things alike. Prominent in France at the time was Rococo; popular in the mid to late 18th century (1720-1760), Rococo was a reaction to baroque, a former European style of the period characterized by its abrupt denseness, contrary, Rococo was light and intimate, with respects to asymmetry and naturalism, pastel colors, porcelain, shell like forms, with considerations of comfort and convenience opposed to heavy ornament. The likes of Rococo are…

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  • Donatello's Analysis

    is then showcased through art for the next three centuries, covering the renaissance, baroque and rococo stylistic periods. Although it is not a continually growing interest, the interest is always present and shifting in its use. This interest starts in early renaissance with Donatello’s sculpture of David. Donatello builds upon the realism previously made popular by the Roman period, by elevating it to a new level. Although the Greek’s and Romans were intrigued by the muscles and bones of the…

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  • Herdswoman Familiarity: Timelessness In Art Analysis

    Herdswoman Familiarity: Timelessness in Art. Amidst the many art styles in Western history, the rococo style stands out as one of the most defining styles. As an evolution from the baroque period, rococo paintings have cemented themselves with asymmetry and pastel colors, evoking playful themes as opposed to political themes of the past. Upon visiting the Dallas Museum of Art, I encountered the rococo painting, Landscape with Distant Buildings and a Herdswoman, while perusing the museum’s…

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